CLEVELAND, OH. -- Williams College is fifth place in the final fall NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 277.5 points.
The Ephs earned 83 points with a third-place finish in men's soccer, earned another 80 points with a fourth-place finish in women's cross country, 64.5 points for a 12th-place finish in men's cross country and 50 points for a 17th-place finish in women's soccer.
Calvin (MI) remains leads the standings with 308.50 points. The Knights had a pair of runner-up finishes, women’s volleyball and men’s cross country, a 17th place finish in women’s soccer, an 18th place showing in women’s cross country and 33rd finish in men’s soccer.
Middlebury -- the defending Cup champion -- is in second, trailing Calvin by two points with 306.50. The Panthers earned their point total with a fifth place showing in field hockey, eighth in men’s cross country, 11th in women’s cross country and 17th in both women’s soccer and volleyball.
Bowdoin finished eighth place, giving NESCAC three teams in the top 10 at the end of the fall season.
This marks the 17th time in 18 years that the Ephs have finsihed in the top six teams in the final fall standings. Last fall the Ephs were sixth at the end of the fall and finished third at the end of the year. In 1998, the Ephs finished 35th in the fall and fourth overall.
Top 10 NCAA Division III
2012 Final Fall Standings
1. Calvin -- 308.5
2. Middlebury -- 306.5
3. Johns Hopkins -- 305
4. Emory -- 280
5. Williams -- 277.5
6. Messiah -- 253
7. Trinity (TX) -- 245.5
8. Bowdoin -- 242.5
9. MIT -- 240.5
10. Washington U. (MO) -- 237.00